Switch (Golden Earring album)

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Golden Earring - Switch.jpg
Studio album by Golden Earring
Released March 1975 (1975-03)
Genre Hard Rock, Progressive rock
Length 35:31
Label Polydor
Producer Golden Earring
Golden Earring chronology
To the Hilt

Switch is an album by Dutch rock band Golden Earring, released in 1975.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

All songs written by Hay and Kooymans except where noted.

  1. "Intro: Plus Minus Absurdio" – 3:08
  2. "Love Is a Rodeo" – 3:37
  3. "The Switch" – 5:27
  4. "Kill Me (Ce Soir)" (John Fenton, Hay, Kooymans) – 6:22
  5. "Tons of Time" – 4:20
  6. "Daddy's Gonna Save My Soul" – 4:15
  7. "Troubles and Hassles" – 4:20
  8. "Lonesome D.J." – 4:36



  • Producer: Golden Earring
  • Executive producer: Fred Haayen
  • Engineer: Andy Knight, John Kriek, Jan Schuurman
  • Mixing: Andy Knight, John Kriek
  • Arranger: Golden Earring
  • String arrangements: Robert Jan Stips
  • Art direction: George Osaki
  • Concept: Barry Hay
  • Photography: Paul Gerritsma, Graham Hughes


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 108


Kill Me (Ce Soir) was covered by Iron Maiden as a B side on their 1990 single "Holy Smoke"

On the Dutch pressing, MCA-2139, that was marketed in Europe, the Side 2 label has the song lists double printed. A slight offset is very noticeable. It is unknown how many of these 'double prints' were sold before the manufacturer caught the error.